Kathryn Scott

MA (Hons), PhD

Research consultant


Kathryn is an experienced researcher in the areas of health, urban renewal, community development, governance and policy. She undertakes a range of research projects as a consultant and as part of a research team in the Anthropology Department at the University of Auckland.

She completed her doctoral research in anthropology, examining collective political action in contemporary democracy.

This presentation is based on ethnographic research in Glen Innes, a suburb in Auckland targeted for intensification:


The politics of influence: An anthropological analysis of collective political action in contemporary democracyPhD Thesis, Anthropology. The University of Auckland, 2013
Social networking as a development tool: A critical reflectionUrban Studies, 49: 2751-2767, 2012
“The main thing I like here is you feel secure”: Exploring state tenants’ experiences of medium density housingGrowth Misconduct, Steele Roberts: Wellington (2011)
Social equity and social housing densification in Glen Innes, New Zealand: A political ecology approachUrban Pollution: Cultural meanings, Social practices. Oxford, Berghahn, 2010
Talbot Park residents’ perceptions of sustainable urban designLandcare Research Report. Auckland, May 2009
Important lessons applying low-impact urban design: Talbot ParkNZWWA conference presentation, 15-16 May 2008, Royal Lakeside Novotel, Rotorua
Engaging urban communities: Six case studies of Auckland community-based restoration projectsLandcare Research Contract Report LC0607/113 prepared for NZ Landcare Trust, Hamilton, June 2007
Turning the super tanker: Beyond ethnography and into collaborative learning approaches to urban environmental management Sites 3 (2): 80-97, 2006